download dialog doesn't allow copy of url




File Handling
16 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Chris Abbey, Unassigned)


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16 years ago
The "Downloading <filename>" dialog does not allow the user to copy either the
filename (in titlebar) nor the path (in the dialog). This is particularly needed
when trying to download a jvm from IBM (step three from the URL listed) where
they generate the download URL on the server and push it to you (so you can't
copy from the source) but you're behind a firewall that won't allow active FTP
through. Ideally you would be able to copy the entire file from the Downloading
dialog, but it could be put on the "New Type" dialog that is reachable from the
Advanced button.

(preemptively marking All/All as I don't see this as a Linux only problem. This
is from a 2002061322 pull of the 1_0 branch.)

Comment 1

16 years ago
WFM with trunk 2002080604 win2k. maybe this is Linux only?

reporter (Chris): can you reproduce this bug with a recent build of mozilla (for
example, 1.1beta)? if so, please comment again with details. if not, please
resolve this bug as WORKSFORME. thanks.
This is the dialog that comes up asking you "What do I do now?" that we're
talking about, right?  Not the progress dialog that tells you how far along you
are in the download?

Comment 3

16 years ago
Michael: Still fails, built yesterday from the branch.
Talking to a friend of mine who develops windows dialogs he reports that it is
standard windows behaviour to allow the user to copy un-editable text from the
dialog, so I suspect you're correct that this is not applicable to windows.
Removing my previous All/All preemptive settings.

Boris: yes, the "what do I do?" dialog.
OS: All → Linux
Hardware: All → PC
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 5

16 years ago
I suggest in addition to make the text in the dialog selectable add a third
option to the dialog:
() Copy the URL to the clipboard

For many cases, setting this as the default could mean the "integration" of
external download managers for Linux (even wget).

Comment 6

16 years ago
uid is being phased out.
Assignee: mpt → blaker
Component: User Interface Design → XP Apps: GUI Features
QA Contact: zach → paw

Comment 7

16 years ago
uid is being phased out.
Assignee: blaker → law
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → File Handling
QA Contact: paw → petersen
Assignee: law → nobody
QA Contact: chrispetersen → file-handling


7 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement


2 years ago
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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